Program Support Specialist – Health NGO Jobs – Compassion International

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Organization: Compassion International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:

Compassion International is a Christ Centered non-governmental organization dedicated to child development. Through a holistic approach, Compassion International addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical aspects of the neediest children in communities to help them become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

Job Summary:   The Program Health Support Specialist II – Health will provide subject matter expertise regarding the health of all program beneficiaries (pregnancy through youth). This role will collaborate with other Support Specialists, Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators to ensure staff and Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to ensure preventative and curative care for all beneficiaries. The Program Health Support Specialist will; 1) serve as a SME to country leadership in developing country health strategies; 2) interpret and contextualize the global physical development outcomes and indicators for Compassions Holistic Child and Youth Development program; 3) maintain subject matter expertise on healthy physical development, theory and practice; and 4) support in mobilizing health related resources. This role will also review & analyse relevant program data to identify areas of concern, health trends and will work with the Partnership Facilitators to identify local and Compassion resources to address needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
  • Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing subject matter expertise in individual areas of specialization. Aids partnership facilitators, learning staff, communications staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty. Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly assesses changing need for and ability to deliver programming within area of expertise. Consolidates national and local data to identify common gaps and patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and supports the implementation of strategy within area of expertise. Provides advice in support of other strategy development with the country office as needed.
  • Provides skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the ongoing development and implementation of local program design in alignment with the global objectives. May provide expertise to other field office professionals, support staff and ICP staff/volunteers to ensure that Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers, children and youth.
  • May facilitate the identification of resource components (internal and external) for specific child development strategies and plans in support of partnership facilitator efforts with ICPs. May provide information to management and other decision-makers regarding allocation of appropriate resources. May provide input to and/or develop Interventions for funding within area of expertise.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors specific holistic child development strategies and interventions. Serves partnership facilitators by providing capacity-building and child/youth/caregiver engagement activities in area of expertise. May contextualize portions of curriculum relevant to their expertise or other resources for child and youth development. Works with partnership facilitation by ensuring intervention records, reports, and other documentation are accurate, complete and delivered to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Reviews data, reports and utilizes findings to support management and key stakeholders in improving program initiatives, interventions and child outcomes.
  • May provide expertise to other program support staff in the field office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Compassion International Program Support Specialist – Health job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Health (Nursing or Medicine), Community or Public Health-related degree
  • An understanding of the national health care system
  • At least three years of experience working in this or similar position or field.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the health and developmental milestones
  • Ability to review/analyse health data, reach conclusions and provide clear decisions/recommendations on health strategies
  • Ability to think programmatically and make appropriate recommendations/decisions on a national health strategy
  • Ability to effectively train non-medical personnel in basic health topics and assist lay leadership adapt best practices to the local context
  • Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally
  • Ability to network and build partnerships with other ministries & organizations for resource mobilization
  • Ability to represent Compassion on a professional level
  • Ability to communicate (verbal & written) in a clear and effective manner
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Compassion International in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 3rd June 2019 by 5:00PM

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